How can the VCSE meet GM Good Employment Charter standards?

Tue, 08 Oct 2019

14:00 - 17:00


Do you get, or hope to get, public sector contracts or grants from GM, GM Local Authorities or the NHS? If so, in future, you will need to be meet (or possibly show that you are working towards) the GM Good Employment Charter standards.

Come along to this workshop, organised by the University of Manchester and GMCVO, to:

1) Learn about the Charter directly from the people who are developing it, and, contribute to its future development
2) Find out how meeting, or supporting, the Charter standards will be a requirement for the future GM Social Value framework
3) Explore how your employment practices fit with the Charter, and, if there are difficulties, discuss what support would be most useful to help you meet them
4) Create practical & collaborative solutions to cost effectively meet the standards (eg sharing resources)
VCSE organisations are already leading the way in some employment areas (such as job flexibility and diversity). GMCVO is supportive of a Charter that raises standards for good and accessible jobs for people across Greater Manchester. However, there are areas that are currently difficult for some VCSE, particularly smaller organisations, to meet (for example, the Real Living Wage).

This event, organised by the Inclusive Growth Analysis Unit, University of Manchester, and GMCVO, will enable participants to work together to contribute to the future development of the Charter, as well as brainstorm collective activities to help achieve good work within VCSE.


2.00-2.15 Introductions. What is ‘good work’ and how are VCSEs doing? (Andrea Westall, Inclusive Growth Analysis Unit, University of Manchester)
2.15-2.30 Good work, opportunities and challenges for Greater Manchester VCSE (Alex Whinnom, Chief Executive, GMCVO)
2.30-2.45 Group discussion
2.45-3.00 Update and overview of the GM Good Employment Charter and links to Social Value commissioning (GMCA/LA Representatives)
3.00-3.10 Group discussion
3.10-3.30 Refreshment break
3.30-4.45 Workshop on Good Employment Charter themes; and how they can become more achievable for all sizes and sectors of VCSE
4.45-5.00 Next steps

This event is being organised by the Inclusive Growth Analysis Unit, University of Manchester, with the support of GMCVO. It is the second in a series of workshops exploring practical ways to realise good work within different sectors (with other events on social care and digital) as well as by different kinds of organisation and business.

How to book / contact details:

To attend the event please contact: Andrea Westall at Numbers are limited to ensure a good discussion and mix of organisations. Please reply early to secure your place.


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